LaMelo Ball returns, helps Hornets beat Pistons 107-94

LaMelo Ball returns, helps Hornets beat Pistons 107-94
LaMelo Ball scores 11 points in his return to the line up for the first time since March 20th. Charlotte beat Detroit 107-94. (Source: Nate Wimberly)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LaMelo Ball returned from a 21-game absence with 11 points, leading the Charlotte Hornets to a 107-94 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

A leading candidate for Rookie of the Year, Ball had surgery to repair a broken wrist sustained on March 20. The point guard played 28 minutes and added eight rebounds and seven assists, including a nifty underhand pass from his own backcourt to Miles Bridges.

Terry Rozier led Charlotte with 29 points, including a 3-pointer to beat the shot clock and help stave off Detroit’s final rally late in the fourth quarter.

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